"Big Data: Wer braucht eigentlich Hadoop?" (http://bit.ly/iwZcQe) JK--Ach du lieber! Was ist das? Haben sie der Hadoopenkluster?
Actually got some work done on the flight from Barcelona. Thanks to @paulhamerman for the spare laptop battery.
Actually have a decent enough airport Wi-Fi signal on an airplane that I just boarded, before the door closes. I don't take that for granted
Hanging with @phamerman near gate at Barcelona airport. He's using his cool new iPad with the flap that turns it on & boots ASAP. I envy
Have to keep on ignoring requests by YouTube & other sites to set my location preference to "Spain." Nice country. Can't say I'm not tempted
My fave Cocteau Twins LP: "Blue Bell Knoll" (1988). Guthrie's full discography with this & many other groups/projects: http://bit.ly/e17Tp
RIP Jim Northrup. Solid player powered Tigers' 1968 Wrld Series victory. Decisive hit in Game 7. Record 3 grandslams in 1 week during season
When a colleague casually mentions her husband works w/ #Hadoop, & old college buddy says same on Facebook, it's clear: no flash in pan.
"Solar Flares Could Cripple Earth's Tech Infrastructure in 2013" (http://bit.ly/m6WVyF) JK--Dark side of "sunny day."
"Facebook: Fumbled Face Recognition Roll-Out" (http://bit.ly/mK38aX) JK--Fiasco. Doesnt work. My daughter: "Why does FB say U R Uncle Tom?"
"Cloud Computing Could Support World's Largest Telescope" (http://bit.ly/klLi1L) JK--Kinda fitting. Perch scope on cloud 2 C beyond clouds
"$1 Trillion in Revenue for Mobile Not Enough?" (http://bit.ly/jzyB2r) JK--Define "enough." Is double-digit percentage of world GDP enough?
"Panic time quiz: How prepared are you for IPv6?" (http://bit.ly/lnL4jr) JK--Do U have enuff duct tape for when IPv4 begins to spring leaks?
Listening to Radiohead "How to Disappear Completely" from "Kid A." Thom Yorke sings a song in a shaky voice as real as the day as long.
"Converged Application Appliances: Forrester Consulting Thought Leadrshp Paper Commissioned By HP" (http://bit.ly/ihKbyw) JK--Authored by me
Far better to follow a news service in Twitter than subscribe to email newsletter. I don't have to manually delete their tweets.
"Apple planning massive 12,000 employee 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino" (http://bit.ly/kCMG0v) JK--Great video of Jobs before city council
"What’s Twitter’s Identity Now That It’s Apple’s ID Provider?" (http://bit.ly/ipCYZq) JK--Wow! This'll catapult Twtr past FB in adoption!
"Body Language Key to Office Communication" (http://bit.ly/mIKTby) JK--Yeah, and language-language key to virtual office communications.
Couldn't help self. Had 2 walk Av Diagonal late afternoon. Perfect walking weather. Barcelona a vibrant community. Families students seniors
@donalddotfarmer That's why I'm your biggest groupie, Donald. Like me, you're a man whose unafraid of gettin' all pedantic in folks' faces.
Barcelona has Diagonal avenue & a Paral.lel street (with that curious infixed period). I'm searching for Perpendicular St & Curvilinear Blvd
Wore my best suit to present at #ITFE11. Fits me beautifully. Feels comfortable. Don't have many occasions to wear it. This was one.
@strukhoff I'm writing the screenplay for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2." Woody wanted somebody short, balding, & bespectacled.
That's a wrap on those 5. Just had to get that all off my chest.
New blogpost: "Hadoop: When Will the Inevitable Backlash Begin?" (http://bit.ly/izkdZS)
Ah, the email-sparse mornings of western Europe. I'm glad most of the stuff of my inbox originates in the still sleeping western hemisphere
RT @StephCalahan: The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. --Samuel Johnson
Listening to Morcheeba "What New York Couples Fight About" from "Charango." Skye & that guy from Lambchop in odd duo with gripping tension
Gracias a Starbucks en Avenida Diagonal para desayuno sencillo. Y gracias para the musica: Belle & Sebastian, Roy Orbison, etc.
La mañana. Barcelona. No he dormido mucho. No dormiré mucho. Hasta mañana.
Yes, fans, Jim Kobielus is the only poet that gives you sincere homages in verse to Enya, Karen Carpenter, & Deep Purple.
@strukhoff Well, I'll be hornswoggled. We tend to forget that the climate of US Midwest is often freakin' hot. I grew up there. I remember
Dontcha just luv Facebook. Mention "anxiety" in a post & anxiety stalks U. Not only that: 4,814 like it! Thumbs up to gnawing sense of dread
Reducing complex stuff to lists makes them suddenly manageable. You can manage bounded list in your head much better than unbounded anxiety.
Facebook's supposedly creepy facial recognition feature didn't seem to recognize me tonight. Ineffectual doesn't rise to level of creepy.
Some say dreams are the brain processing the day's experiences. Sorta like the gut processing your food intake. Both can get disgusting.
Did a fairly fast-paced detailed 1:1 today on data governance best practices & how to proselytize the need for them in corporate world.
Not a big fiction reader. Last fiction writer who influenced me was Austrian existentialist Peter Handke. "Goalie's Anxiety at Penalty Kick"
People who don't focus on data full-time tend to treat it as raw material. People who do treat it as resource with shape, meaning, & impact
At one point tonight I absolutely had to steer conversation to Woody Allen "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." One subway stop is "Maria Cristina."
@TonyBaer Au contraire mon frere! I long for day when groupies will flock & ask for my autograph. I'll drive 'em away with Hadoop lecture
"Gagging on Tagging: Facebook Facial Recognition Creeps Out Privacy Partisans" (http://bit.ly/lBUpc0) JK--Automation is privacy foe? Wow!
@apearson What's even freakier is that the Mediterranean coast is far chillier than the interior of North America tonight.
Decided to simul-post this photo across all my socials. It's current (as of tonight) and non-jokey.
Wuz tellin' Claire Schooley how I push myself physically to exhaustion, to pave way for deep sleep. Like weightlifters work muscles to limit
"Apple plans new 'spaceship'-like campus" (http://bit.ly/klpQB5) JK--Fine....as long as you don't name it "Enterprise."
"Twitter's importance to SEO seen as growing" (http://bit.ly/iDPjwz) JK--Ya better believe it. Twitter optimized my search for own remarks
Big unanswered question is will I post at least one more Hadoop blog with question in title. Will I?
@paulhamerman knows his way around Barcelona. Didn't realize what an ideal party animal he is. Finds the perfect dining/drinking action.
Was a bit chilly in Barcelona tonight. Suited me fine (in my short pants & polo shirt). The brisk walk hither & yon built up core body temp.
@LisaKayHawes You know it. When I do double-entendres (which is quite often), I try to use a little bit of art to call that out.
Time twisting. On the road, I constantly toggle my laptop time between home vs. where I'm at to manage my schedule. Many of us do. Stressful
I wuz tellin' @passion4process that he'd be hardpressed to detect in my tweetstream any influence of any sort. Same mix, all states.
Listening to Jefferson Airplane "Lather" from "2400 Fulton Street." Wuz tellin' @kateleggett about my Grace Slick encounter, Detroit, Feb 81
My stay in Barcelona has been a continuous meditation on Castilian & Catalonian cognates. Two distinct languages, both "Spanish."
@LisaKayHawes I am totally into etymology. I've been a word geek far longer than a tech geek. Word roots are cultural fossils. Rich textures
My feel for yoga's results is a sure sense of balance, which is grounded in solid quads & core muscles. Even when I'm tired, they hold me up
Barcelona's subway system is efficient. Also, got good shocks. Didn't need to hold onto handles 2 keep self upright. Even after a few drinks
Listening to Tallest Man on Earth "King of Spain." Not listening 2 Prolapse "Government of Spain." Also not listening to Elton John "Daniel"
Surprised @passion4process didn't get my Barcelona reference (Manuel, "Fawlty Towers." waiter). Real Barcelona waiter we had was excellent!
As always, I lull myself gently to beddie-bye by playing the caterwauling art-rock of Pere Ubu full blast through very private earbuds.
New blogpost: "Hadoop: Future of Enterprise Data Warehousing? Are You Kidding?" (http://bit.ly/lP8dbc)
New blogpost: "Hadoop: What are These Big Bad Insights That Need All This Nouveau Stuff?" (http://bit.ly/ly9lW1)
"The Peculiar Origins of Tech Terms" (http://bit.ly/lx2KVY) JK--Mentions Fred Cohen. I have incriminating photo of him from Barcelona 2003
The only country other than US that I've ever explored on vacation is Indonesia. We're going again next month. Plenty of family & friends
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos has huge underground exercise center. I worked out there in 2003. Too busy to work out there now. But it's nice.
Thunderstorm in Barcelona. I'm just catching up on email in my hotel room. And on Twitter too, obviously. And writing/revising several docs.
I very enjoyed the discussions at last year's #Forrester IT Forum EMEA in Cascais, Portugal & look forward to same here in Barcelona.
CONTINUUM/Stars are magnitudes/of reckoning. Only one/paints shadow on earth.//The sky of day is/claustrophobi… (cont) http://deck.ly/~Kboto
Yes, right now I am technically "abroad." It's called that because the space-time continuum outside the United States is broader & deeper.
OK, tweetbots who are following me. Don't simply emit sequential stream of tweets with form "tweet[sequence number]". Too predictable.
It's been 8 years since I've been to Barcelona. Last time was Burton Group Catalyst EMEA in Oct 2003. Same hotel. I'm a different cat now.
Noticed that the people of Barcelona smoke up a storm. I had to eat outdoors to keep lungs clear. Sensitive to secondhand smoke.
Ate relaxing dinner in Barcelona at Cafe Bugui on Av. Diagonal. Pizza with Cabernet Sauvignon from Navarra. Chilled in rain under overhang.
Walked down into central Barcelona early this afternoon. Heat & humidity almost wore me out. It broke late afternoon. Evening stroll cooler
For me, best part of in-flight entertainment is the endless reboot sequence with that cute li'l Linux penguin sitting there doing nothing
"HP shifts to purpose-built systems" (http://bit.ly/iJc6O2) JK--Very important & HP-pervasive push. Please forget Neoview. That's history
@AmyWeber1973 Imaginary? No. Real! The safezone that's hyper-real and can never leave you is comfort in your own skin & mind.
"Unstructured data out of control"(http://smrt.io/lIFTyZ) JK--So wrestling Big Data into compact consumable governable shape is imperative
Yoga's traditionally about slowing & stretching. Business travel is often about speeding & cramping. Takes some discipline to push against
@AmyWeber1973 You know it. It's all about making a little ad-hoc temporary comfort zone in an environment that's conducive to zone-out.
"Katie Couric makes move to ABC for talk show" (http://yhoo.it/l4Qtfj) JK--Agile TV personality: NBC, CBS, ABC. Morning, evening, afternoon
Relaxing in an airport. It's an acquired skill. You have to learn to chill at full gallop & then chill some more stuck in uncomfortable spot
"Storage Sales Boom" (http://bit.ly/k55as1) JK--Storage vendors. Among the main beneficiaries of Big (bad bodacious budget-ballooning) Data
"France bans Facebook and Twitter from radio and TV" (http://zd.net/kcrO9K) JK--Bans the words. Acceptable substitute is "le timewaster"
"HP Takes Aim At Enterprise Virtualization, Database Challenges" (http://bit.ly/kgxqSh) JK--Comprehensive family of converged app appliances
"GGL MSFT Yahoo collab in search" (http://bit.ly/j1nH6N) JK--Schema.org can succeed only if srch engines boost rank of compliant websites
"Microsoft Has Acquisition Deal With Nvidia" (http://bit.ly/kfoIaE) JK--If acq both them + Nokia, would be one-two punch at Apple & Google
The real drama of Steve Jobs' health, undercurrent within the manufactured drama of Apple announcements, is compelling. People can't exhale
Sometimes, customers think that a vendor not being included in a #Forrester Wave means we don't follow them in depth. Don't assume that.
Overheard Amboy Dukes "Journey to the Center of the Mind" at 5 Guys. Sounds like Moody Blues. Ted Nugent was in this?
New blogpost: "Hadoop: What is it Good For? Absolutely....Something" (http://bit.ly/iDJbvD) JK--Previous link didn't work.
"Why there's no Nobel Prize in Computing" (http://bit.ly/lTFOTa) JK--If Alfred Nobel sought atonement for planting malware, we'd have one.
Sprouts aren't the cause of the e.coli outbreak in Europe. I'm simply gonna fast for the whole week in Barcelona, just to be safe.
Hey vendors, keep your PR headlines tweet-short. Saves me from trouble of truncating. Saves you from the analyst editing axe.
"Composite...'Big Data' Integration Support 4 Apache Hadoop, IBM Netezza and HP Vertica" (http://bit.ly/kR7vid) JK--Very extensive Hdp integ
Listening to Iggy Pop "Lust for Life." The dude's just taunting me. I lust to get outdoors in the bright summer sunshine.
Today's a morning of many tweet typos. Let me proofread this one first before it goes out. Hmmmmm....ok.
RT @kexpplaylist: Lisa by The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers JK--Does band abbreviate name to TPATOADS? Still too long.
"Informatica adds support for 'big data,' Hadoop" (http://bit.ly/l1OHa4) JK--Read this for detail re my take on market's immaturity.
"It's Chic To Be a Geek" (http://bit.ly/mLN9Z6) JK--My sense is that this word is being watered down to mean "hobbyist." Ho hum.
@EventCloudPro And also pay attention to fact that I'm publishing doc on early enterprise "primetime" adopters of Hadoop. Tweeted many times
@EventCloudPro What is this crap about me promoting a vendor?
Getting ready for #Forrester IT Forum EMEA Barcelona. Fly there today. But "getting ready," I mean "have been ready for weeks."
James Chance "Contort Yourself" (http://youtu.be/yJkTZEwHjM8) JK--Wow! Freakin' wow! This is definitive version. Better than "No New York"
THE RAMONES comment on PHIL SPECTOR (1982) (http://youtu.be/PU2A62fem5k)
Better clip of Phil Spector on "I Dream of Jeannie" (http://youtu.be/MJTUx7QDCuY)
That freakin' was Phil Spector on "I Dream of Jeannie" (http://youtu.be/aDe_0oGbvEs). WTF?!!!!!?
I Dream Of Jeannie With Tommy Boyce And Bobby Hart (http://youtu.be/5U6PPcVYN9E). One dude looks like Phil Spector. Can't be. Can it?
"Elizabeth Taylor on What's My Line?" (http://youtu.be/1gR-vU44gd4) JK--1950s. Mystery guest. Stunning and funny.
"Wally Boag and Betty Taylor in Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue" (http://youtu.be/L3Xei4RKDCM) JK--Both died today.
@aTechWorld Twitter is something quite new in human communication. Personal thoughtstream continuously broadcast globally.
@SethGrimes This is a lame substitute for a bucket list. If they've lived a life dominated by regret, that should be Regret Numero Uno.
"Calabi–Yau manifold" (http://bit.ly/kVWFLW) JK--Ah, yes, clear as a bell. Except that I feel like the ding-dong.
It's almost as if Sarah Palin is doing a Sarah Palin parody these days. Is Tina Fey a ventriloquist controlling her mouth thru black magic?
"Sarah Palin On Paul Revere Ride" (http://huff.to/mtT6rd) JK--She doesn't even qualify to sit on a school board, much less in Oval Office.
OSI model. It spoiled me to always expect functional service layers. IETF. It spoiled me to always expect open standards for important stuff
Taking a break from this multiverse book to search for info on what the hell a Calabi-Yau shape really is. Greene doesn't define.
Check out my comprehensive cloud analytics maturity model from late 2009 for a high-level roadmap for #Hadoop in the larger context.
#Hadoop reference framework: The modeling layer is incomplete with only MapReduce, which is not suited to sophisticated matrix manipulations
Suggested #Hadoop functional layering: storage, schema, metadata, modeling, and integration. Each layer only partially specified so far.
Not a bad summery day lazily walking down the road. Have an urge to whistle the "Andy Griffith Show" theme, but I'll restrain myself.
Tabbouleh. Main ingredient is parsley. Didn't realize parsley edible. Growing up, was useless green sprig on my plate at Howard Johnson's
RT @kexpplaylist: Concrete and Clay by Jurassic 5 from Improvise JK--Group has the most musical rap. Very much like updated doo-wop.
"This Concludes Broadcasting Day" (http://youtu.be/po_hBMtTaDg) JK--In Feb '09, Madison WI TV station discontinued analog in classy fashion
Parallel universes. Call them the "space-time discontinuum" to flag the key tenet: you can't get there from here.
#Hadoop siloes. So if U, for example, write Java that uses proprietary real-time features in vdr A's distro, must rewrite 2 work w/ vdr B's
No. Voice was her true instrument. Most percussive duties on Carpenters songs were outsourced to best session players Richard could hire.
30 years since Karen Carpenter died. Not sure if I ever posted my poem about her. She drummed too.
A large percentage of songs on radio are info blanks to me. Even the ones I like. Oh, that's Kelly Clarkson. Oh, it's called "Already Gone"
Many crossword and other word puzzle books on newsstand. I find these tedious. I always prefer to wrangle my own phrases, not find others'
Magazine keepsakes? Commemorative editions. Several on William & Kate. One on Civil War. One on killing of OBL. One on JP2 beatification.
Seems like one or another app or utility on my laptop asks to be updated every half hour. Very few of these make perceptible improvement.
Maximum PC mag has cover story: "Complete Guide to Email Mastery." What's next? Motor Trend cover on how to ace standard transmission?
Of course not. "Friendly Giant" was purely Canadian. I watched it on CKLW-TV Channel 9 from Windsor.
Jack Kerouac on the Steve Allen show, 1959 (http://youtu.be/QzCF6hgEfto)
Newsreel with excellent footage, from 2 angles and with freeze-frame, of Ruby shooting Oswald (http://youtu.be/0xU7Lhd7Wwo)
YouTube. It has become my primary TV channel. It's the entire past of TV programming bits & pieces & trivia & significa on demand.
All You Need Is Love - the Beatles live broadcast in 1967 (http://youtu.be/hi9KSTO259A)
Beatles. Shakespeare skit. British TV, 1964 (http://youtu.be/DOpEZM6OEvI). Yes, the real Beatles.
Chez Hélène - Les Choux Magiques - CBC (http://youtu.be/BQHK4Qi9KCU). I watched this bilingual show. Had a crush on the young woman.
"Friendly Giant" was so hypnotically beautiful & lulling that I would still watch it as teenager. I sat transfixed. Like "Goodnight Moon"
I grew up in Detroit area, with full access 2 Canadian TV. This is "The Friendly Giant" on TV (http://youtu.be/WV2P6P4p6Hg). Still beautiful
Captain Kangaroo opening sequence from early 1960s (http://youtu.be/q3w7w58CREY). This is burned into my very earliest memories.
Clutch Cargo (http://youtu.be/pFnLirXjjto) . Minimalist animation of creepy sort. Real lips superimposed. Robert Smigel parodied this style
Haven't seen Beany & Cecil cartoon in more than 40 years. Here's the most memorable (http://youtu.be/9eRXyQn55hM). R-A-G-G-M-O-P-P raggmopp!
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth speaks about David Thomas & Pere Ubu (http://youtu.be/pHJjZoRKXMg).
David is hitting on the core of how I always perceived Ubu. They sculpted weird soundscapes that you roll around in your head.
David Thomas interviewed about Pere Ubu (http://youtu.be/_UQsqFiyw9k). This artist is a pure poet.
David Thomas & The Pedestrians "Petrified" live 1982 (http://youtu.be/dfenUUQ4jYc). Captures how intensely thrilling a performer he is.
Listening to Pere Ubu "Big Ed's Used Farms" from "Song of the Bailing Man" (http://youtu.be/319r3HLIqWw). Awesomely cartoonish & manic
Listening to Pere Ubu "Not Happy" (http://youtu.be/6H8EjS51vkU). I still have the 45rpm vinyl (w/ "Lonesome Cowboy Dave"). Pure goofy David
Listening to Sagittarius "My World Fell Down" (http://youtu.be/Qs-oGEhDP0E). Thanks to J Neo Marvin for link. Great '67 tune from "Nuggets"
"Quantum mechanics rule 'bent' in classic experiment" (http://bbc.in/lr83o9) JK--Nope. Still can't measure position & momentum of particle
Defensiveness. The #Hadoop anti-standards ethos will exacerbate the silo-fication of this codebase. Every vendor forks & siloes it further.
"Twitter Use Growing, Now w/ Photo-sharing, Follow Button" (http://bit.ly/iuomAa) JK--Photo-sharing? Rep. Weiner. The Beavis in me titters.
Waiting for the wine to chill in the icebox. We could use a good latenight buzz. One of those kinds of mellow nights. Early summer.
I'm curious about Groupon, Living Social, & other group couponing communities. What percentage of customers are male? Do guys do this stuff?
Men can understand jealousies among women. But only in the way that anthropologists stand re other cultures. We are pretexts 4 blood feuds
Saw "Bridesmaids." Women gone mental with jealousy and desperation. Tragicomedy. Funny.
Listening to Monkees "Pleasant Valley Sunday" from their greatest. Love that Beatle-ified late 60s Brill Bldg songcraft.
Irrelevant chatter about Linux. Tangent says nothing to address need for "Big Data" interop standards focused on consensus on core #Hadoop
Dimensions. The 4 we see R framewks for measuring continuities. Are xtra dimensions for discontinuities? Projecting our Ds into unseeables?
Open source processes focus on the startgame: gaining acceptance. Standards processes focus on endgame: ensuring interoperability.
If Apache #Hadoop community is its own standards process, show me published doc that lays out complete reference & versioning framework.
Luv the fake "umm good" expressions of non-actors who have just put something tasty in mouths in TV commercials: wide eyes tight grin & nod
Keeping my on-the-floor schedule at #Hadoop summit open so I can exploit the magic of serendipitous peregrination. Grab me. Surprise me.
Listened 2 great NPR podcast w/ guest DJ Brian Eno. Grew up in English small town near 2 large US airbases. Influence: coffeebar jukeboxes
Another thing I'll be focusing on at #Hadoop summit is who offers best IDEs for MapReduce and Pig.
One of key things I'll be looking for at #Hadoop summit is whether startups have big partners who can get them into big deals.
LP track order sometimes dilutes impact of later cuts. I like to apply shuffle feature to freshen. It worked on Devendra Banhart's latest.
Remember that oil spill from a year ago? No? Me neither.
Listening to Paul Simon "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" from "So Beautiful or So What." Actually, listening more to the reverend. A duet.
I'd like to see a mob drama set in Malibu. Over the roar of the waves, people would mistake "waxed" for "whacked." Much hilarity would ensue
Some of the comments on my brief Hadoop blogpost today are disturbing. In the sense that people are reading stuff into it that ain't there.